June 23, 2024

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WhatsApp announces new security and privacy functions

Before the end of the year, it was The WhatsApp Some security and privacy updates will be released. One of them prevents you from feeling embarrassed.

This Tuesday (14), the instant messaging app from dead He announced that users would be able to listen to their voice messages before sending them, allowing them to retype them if they contained errors. This feature will reach all WhatsApp users in the coming days.

Additionally, “in the coming weeks” you’ll be able to choose from more privacy options for temporary messages in the app.

The feature was launched last year on the grounds that “not all messages need to be saved forever” and now allows messages to be deleted within 24 hours or up to 90 days after sending, at the user’s discretion. The seven-day option was already available, and in the summer, the feature was launched that makes photos and videos disappear after viewing them once.

Among the new features, users will also be able to activate temporary messages by default and use them in group chats.

However, keep in mind that not all temporary messages will disappear due to certain limitations. For example, when you reply to a temporary message, it may still be in the chat, just as if you forwarded a temporary message to a conversation in which temporary messages are disabled.

This option can be enabled by default for all individual chats under Settings, Account, Privacy, and Default Duration.

In terms of security, the messaging app, which has about 2 billion users worldwide, according to Statista data, is about to launch a new function related to the visual status of your last connection or not.

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The new possibility, first reported by WABetaInfo, will hide your online status from people you haven’t saved to your contacts or have never spoken to.

“We are excited to release this update that improves the privacy and security of our users, making it more difficult for people you don’t know or haven’t spoken to to see your last WhatsApp contact or status. This won’t change anything between you and your friends, family, or businesses you already know and communicate with. ,” said a WhatsApp spokesperson CNN.

According to the company, this update is in the process of distribution, so there is no specific date for its release.

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